Sales Associate

CB Richard Ellis Chicago, IL
JOB SUMMARY

Develops business and builds relationships with owners, C-Suite, and high-level corporate real estate decision makers. This Associate position is focused on the suburban Chicago office market. Honorary Titles of Senior Associate, Vice President, First Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman are awarded based on production.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

* Secures new and expanded business opportunities through prospecting, networking, relationship building, and selling additional CBRE services.

* Provides prospects and clients with pertinent information on leasing availability, current market conditions, and property values.

* Participates in property tours. Accompanies prospective clients to property sites to discuss property features, leasing rates, and terms.

* Compiles property data for clients, such as tenant surveys, summary reports, maps, status updates, and presentations for listing or tenant representative assignments.

* Prepares Request for Proposals (RFP) and reviews RFP responses. Gathers and coordinates materials necessary for transactions such as engagement and listing agreements, commission agreements, leases, and sales agreements.

* Assists attorneys in preparing real estate contracts such as, leases. Maintains current knowledge of market conditions, property values, and legislation that may affect the real estate industry.

* Drafts correspondence to existing and prospective clients. Gathers, prepares, and distributes marketing materials.

* Engages in local business community and charitable events, as well as industry and professional associations for creating new contacts and generating new business.

* Maintains accurate and up-to-date information in company databases.

* Other duties may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May provide informal supervision to individual employees within a work unit and/or group, but does not include hiring or firing. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May coordinate and assign tasks to co-workers within a work unit and/or project.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university.

CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Real Estate Salesperson license.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information. .

FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE

Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and/or commissions. Conducts basic financial analysis.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES

Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines. Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause long-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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